An Insider's Journey From Pamplona to Barcelona

Hiking the Spanish Pyrenees

Spain

9 Days

From $6,295

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    Overview

    Snow-dusted peaks, plunging valleys, and centuries-old alpine villages make the Spanish Pyrenees irresistible for a WT hiking adventure. We explore from the jagged limestone peaks of Ordesa National Park, nestled along the French border, to Catalonia's Aigüestortes National Park, with its crystal-clear lakes. We'll hike to craggy ridges where mountain goats scramble, explore valleys where the ancient Aragonese dialect is spoken, and ramble the back lanes of stone-built Pyrenean towns. Along the way, our expert Trip Leaders introduce us to Basque, Aragonese, and Catalan culinary specialties. Our final hikes cross the high lakes of Andorra and the Catalan Pyrenees, with a wonderful finish in the renowned cultural hub of Barcelona.

    Arrive: Pamplona, Spain

    Depart: Barcelona, Spain

    Highlights

    • Hike in breathtaking Ordesa National Park, with its sheer limestone canyons and waterfalls
    • Explore the wild alpine beauty of Aigüestortes National Park
    • Discover ancient stone-built towns where mountain traditions thrive
    • Stay in charming and historic mountain inns
    • Savor northern Spain's culinary treats, from jamón serrano to grilled Pyrenees lamb

    Overview

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      From the famous Basque city of Pamplona, we head out to the idyllic Ansó Valley for a hike from the medieval village of Ansó to tiny Siresa, with its imposing 11th century monastery. Ordesa National Park, crown jewel of the Aragonese Pyrenees, is a spectacular world of sheer 10,000-foot peaks festooned with waterfalls. Our trail in Ordesa brings us 360-degree panoramas as we reach the Cola de Caballo, a cascade just below the sheer face of Monte Perdido.
      Starting right from our hotel, we hike along the Ara River, then enjoy an afternoon in medieval Aínsa, whose old quarter preserves the ancient traditions of the Pyrenees in its old towers and stone houses. In Aigüestortes National Park, we explore a glacial landscape named for its meandering streams (aigües tortes means “twisting waters”). We cross the park from west to east on our hike over the Portarró d'Espot (7,326'), the highest point on our trip, with a descent to the glacial lake of Sant Maurici.
      In Andorra, the tiny principality nestled in the mountains between France and Spain, we hike past crystalline alpine lakes in the high Cirque des Pessons, with a picnic of fine Catalonian cheeses and local home-cured pork salumi. After a pastoral hike amid the sounds of sheep bells to the bucolic Catalan village of Cava, we head to Barcelona for our Farewell Dinner. Depart on Day 9 or extend your stay in Barcelona.

      Dates & Pricing

      Pricing below is per person and based on double occupancy. The earlier you book, the more choice you’ll have. WT also has the most generous cancellation and transfer policies in the industry, we make it easy if you change your mind. Have a small group of your own? Take over an existing date or choose your own. You’ll have your own private guide–and the adventure–all to yourselves!

      Payment & Cancel Schedule

      $600 due at time of reservation
      90 days prior to departure: Balance

      Cancellation & Transfer Schedule

      Up to 91 days prior to departure: No Charge!
      61-90 days prior to departure: 25% of trip cost
      46-60 days prior to departure: 50% of trip cost
      45 days or less: 100% of trip cost

      Included
      • Expert leadership of a Wilderness Travel Trip Leader and local guides
      • Accommodations in hotels
      • All meals included except 2 dinners as indicated in Detailed Itinerary
      • A glass of wine or beer with dinner
      • All ground transportation and baggage handling from meeting until departure
      • All activities as indicated in Detailed Itinerary
      Not Included
      • Travel to and from the arrival and departure location as indicated in Detailed Itinerary
      • Additional hotel nights outside the trip's scheduled dates
      • Optional gratuities to Trip Leaders or staff
      • Optional travel insurance
      • Other expenses of a personal nature (some alcoholic beverages, laundry, etc.)

      Accommodations

      Scroll through our signature accommodations for this trip below. Although it is highly unlikely, we may make substitutions when necessary.

      Hotel Castillo d'Acher

      Siresa, Spain

      Day 1 (1 night)

      This small and simple stone-built hotel is right next to Siresa's imposing 11th century San Pedro Monastery, a place of pilgrimage for centuries. The hotel is owned by Mrs. Nelly and her family, who offer us a warm welcome. Road access into the isolated Ansó Valley is relatively recent and...

      Villa de Torla

      Torla, Spain

      Days 2-3 (2 nights)

      A historic stone building in the heart of a traditional village, the Villa de Torla is set on the main square of Torla. It offers cozy rooms with private baths and rustic furnishings that reflect its mountain heritage. The restaurant serves excellent local cuisine and the small garden offers views...

      Hotel Manantial

      Caldes de Boi, Spain

      Days 4-5 (2 nights)

      Part of the Caldes de Boí Health Spa Resort, which has attracted travelers since the late 18th century, the Hotel Manantial has comfortable rooms with private baths and a prime location in a secluded valley. The spa itself is a on a beautiful 75-acre property surrounded by landscape of steep,...

      Parador de La Seu d'Urgell

      La Seu d'Urgell, Spain

      Days 6-7 (2 nights)

      Parador de La Seu d'Urgell is a wonderful combination of old and new. The building is set near the town's Romanesque cathedral, and is within walking distance to quaint shops, restaurants, and the park (where past Olympians trained for the 1992 Barcelona Olympics). Inside, you'll...

      Hotel Catalonia Eixample 1864

      Barcelona, Spain

      Day 8 (1 night)

      Housed in a renovated historic building, the Catalonia Eixample 1864 has all the comforts of a modern hotel and a superb location in the stylish Eixample district, about two blocks from Passeig de Gracia, with its amazing Gaudi architecture and charming cafes, and a 10-minute walk to Las Ramblas. Rooms...

      Trip Leaders

      Wilderness Travel Trip Leaders have a passion and a joy for creating an unforgettable journey. We are extremely proud of them and the incredible travel experiences they make possible. For more information, including client comments about them and which specific trips they will be leading, please click on their profiles below.

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      What the Trip is Like

      This trip is rated Level 4, Moderate to Strenuous, according to our trip grading system. You will need to be comfortable hiking 12 miles a day and being on your feet for up to 7 hours a day. While no climbing or mountaineering experience is necessary, you will need to be able to keep up with the moderate but steady pace of the group as there are no alternative hiking options available. Trail conditions, weather, and the group's level of fitness can affect hiking times and pacing.

      Average Hiking Day
      • 7 miles
      • 4-5 hours
      • 1,200 feet gain/loss
      Challenge Day
      • Day 3 - 12 miles, 7 hours, and 1,600 feet gain/loss
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      The terrain can be rugged with steep ascents and descents and rough, rocky trails with uneven surfaces including downhill over loose scree.? While we are not rock climbing, there are sections where you will need to use your hands to traverse over large stones, so good balance and prior hiking experience are necessary.
      Temperatures are likely to be in the 70s°F during the day, with cool breezes and occasional rain. At night the temperature will drop quite a bit, depending on the altitude. In general, we expect mild conditions, but cold weather and rain can occur at any time, so it is necessary to bring raingear and warm layers with you on every hike.
      We’ll stay in a collection of charming and historic mountain inns and hotels. Since they are often in historic buildings, the rooms are not always of uniform or international size. Our leaders do their best to assign rooms in a fair way so that all participants experience an equal advantage throughout the trip as a whole. Single rooms can be requested but are not always available, due to the limited space in the hotels. If you prefer a single room, please make your request as early as possible.
      Lunches will be at local taverns and restaurants or picnic-style along the trail, with cheese, fresh vegetables, salami, copa, ham, fresh fruit, Spanish chocolate, and local breads. Dinners will be in taverns and restaurants which offer plenty of opportunity to sample the best local dishes and wines. Please note that in Spain, the dinner hour is considerably later than what it is in the US. We do our best to secure early reservations for our groups, but most often the evening meal will be at 8:30 pm.
      Our van will transport the group's luggage, so you only need to carry a daypack for items you need for the day (rain gear, sweater, camera, water bottle, etc.). Trip members are always free to skip a day's hike and travel to the next destination in the support vehicle (or remain at the hotel if we are not transferring that day).

      Client Testimonials

      "This was a fine trip. Excellent, varied, challenging hiking. And our fellow travelers were splendid companions."

      Alice L.

      Hillsborough, NC

      "I loved this trip. Great food! And great hikes to justify indulging."

      Ann T.

      Chesterfield, MO

      "The pace of the itinerary was excellent and each day's walk offered something different."

      Cornelia F.

      Brooktondale, NY

      "Spectacular scenery, storybook villages, Trip Leaders who made it fun, good food and wine—what more could you want?"

      Dennis M.

      Evergreen, CO

      "Our leaders, Joserra and Itzira, were extraordinary, and their intelligence and expertise of the region enriched the trip experience!"

      Jane C.

      Canterbury, NH

      "This is my 4th trip with Wilderness and I have to say my best. I loved the whole itinerary, the challenge of the hikes, the quality of hotels, and outstanding food!"

      Jean S.

      Lakeside, MI

      "The trip was a perfect combination of natural and man-made wonders—of environment, history, culture, and dining experiences. The hikes were amazing and varied, and took us to places and sites that I'll remember always."

      Johanna S.

      Sunnyvale, CA

      "This trip ranks up there with my other top WT trips."

      John L.

      Highland Park, IL

      "Totally fun all around, a great mix of culture, cuisine, and scenery."

      Kate F.

      Santa Monica, CA

      "I loved this trip, from the guides to the hikes, to the food and wine, all among beautiful landscapes and an enriching culture. A spectacular trip!"

      Leela H.

      Woodstock, NY

      "The hiking and scenery were magnificent, the towns were precious, the group bonded in an amazing way (I am not surprised, as we all love to hike and travel), the leadership was the best, and the pacing was perfect.  Thank you for a wonderful experience."

      Linda L.

      Berkeley, CA

      "Joserra and Florencia were a dream team. We felt very fortunate to be under their guidance and their support. Their willingness to always go the extra mile made all the difference on this trip."

      Maria W.

      Winchester, MA

      "We had a wonderful time. Excellent and interesting leaders, great hikes in beautiful locations, excellent food on and off the trail."

      Marshall F.

      Fresno, CA

      "The hikes were beautiful and a lot of thought went into the design of each one to allow us to experience a variety of landscapes. Thank you for a fantastic trip across the Pyrenees!"

      Mary Beth W.

      Fayetteville, NY

      "The Pyrenees are imposing, beautiful, inspiring, and a total wonder. I loved the hikes and deeply appreciated the talents of the Trip Leaders."

      Mary Jean K.

      Loudonville, NY

      "This was a greatly rewarding trip, full of visual, sensory, and gastronomic delights."

      Pamela G.

      Omaha, NE

      "Not only was the natural beauty of the Pyrenees mesmerizing, but the camaraderie among the guests and leaders alike was fantastic. Simply put this is the best group trip I have ever taken."

      Ray C.

      Essex, CT

      "This was an excellent trip in a very beautiful area of Europe—and with excellent trip leaders. We really enjoyed the hikes."

      Richard P.

      Washington, DC

      "The scenery just got better with each day."

      Shirley G.

      Ashland, OR

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      Trip Levels

      With more than 200 different adventures to choose from, we want to help you find the trip that’s right for you. Our Trip Level system ranks each trip in two ways: a number rating from 1 to 6 according to the activity, and general travel rigors. 1 is the easiest and 6+ the most difficult—see descriptions below for explanations of each number. A plus (+) sign means the trip is a bit more strenuous than other trips of that level. The detailed explanation of each trip—below the bar with the number rating—is perhaps more important, specifying activities, altitudes, hiking, and travel conditions. The Detailed Itinerary, available by download or mail, gives further information. Our Area Managers can also answer questions and guide you to the trip that best suits your interests.

      Level 1 – Easiest

      Non-camping journeys, optional walks, little elevation gain or loss.

      Level 2 – Easy to Moderate

      Hotel nights and/or safari-style camping, hikes of two to four hours on some days. Other physical activities are sometimes included, such as optional sea kayaking.

       

      Level 3 – Moderate

      Half- to full-day hikes (3-6 hours) over rolling countryside on most days, occasional steep trails. Many of our hotel-based walking tours are in this category, as are our snorkeling adventures.

      Level 4 – Moderate to Strenuous

      Full-day hikes (4-6 hours), mountainous terrain, significant elevation gains and losses (hiking up or down as much as 3,000 feet) on many days. Altitudes no greater than about 10,000 feet.

       

      Level 5 – Strenuous

      Full-day hikes (4-8 hours), mountainous, steep terrain (hiking up or down as much as 3,500 feet) on many days. Trips with hiking at average altitudes of 10,000 to 12,000 feet are in this category.

      Level 6 – Very Strenuous

      Full-day hikes (5-8 hours), mountainous, steep terrain (hiking up or down as much as 3,500 feet) on many days. Most hikes take place at altitudes above 10,000 feet, with some days ascending as high as 18,000 feet.

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And great hikes to justify indulging."},{"GuestNames":"Cornelia F.","GuestLocation":"Brooktondale, NY","GuestReview":"The pace of the itinerary was excellent and each day's walk offered something different."},{"GuestNames":"Dennis M.","GuestLocation":"Evergreen, CO","GuestReview":"Spectacular scenery, storybook villages, Trip Leaders who made it fun, good food and wine&#8212;what more could you want?"},{"GuestNames":"Jane C.","GuestLocation":"Canterbury, NH","GuestReview":"Our leaders, Joserra and Itzira, were extraordinary, and their intelligence and expertise of the region enriched the trip experience!"},{"GuestNames":"Jean S.","GuestLocation":"Lakeside, MI","GuestReview":"This is my 4th trip with Wilderness and I have to say my best. I loved the whole itinerary, the challenge of the hikes, the quality of hotels, and outstanding food!"},{"GuestNames":"Johanna S.","GuestLocation":"Sunnyvale, CA","GuestReview":"The trip was a perfect combination of natural and man-made wonders&#8212;of environment, history, culture, and dining experiences. The hikes were amazing and varied, and took us to places and sites that I'll remember always."},{"GuestNames":"John L.","GuestLocation":"Highland Park, IL","GuestReview":"This trip ranks up there with my other top WT trips."},{"GuestNames":"Kate F.","GuestLocation":"Santa Monica, CA","GuestReview":"Totally fun all around, a great mix of culture, cuisine, and scenery."},{"GuestNames":"Leela H.","GuestLocation":"Woodstock, NY","GuestReview":"I loved this trip, from the guides to the hikes, to the food and wine, all among beautiful landscapes and an enriching culture. A spectacular trip!"},{"GuestNames":"Linda L.","GuestLocation":"Berkeley, CA","GuestReview":"The hiking and scenery were magnificent, the towns were precious, the group bonded in an amazing way (I am not surprised, as we all love to hike and travel), the leadership was the best, and the pacing was perfect.&#160; Thank you for a wonderful experience."},{"GuestNames":"Maria W.","GuestLocation":"Winchester, MA","GuestReview":"Joserra and Florencia were a dream team. We felt very fortunate to be under their guidance and their support. Their willingness to always go the extra mile made all the difference on this trip."},{"GuestNames":"Marshall F.","GuestLocation":"Fresno, CA","GuestReview":"We had a wonderful time. Excellent and interesting leaders, great hikes in beautiful locations, excellent food on and off the trail."},{"GuestNames":"Mary Beth W.","GuestLocation":"Fayetteville, NY","GuestReview":"The hikes were beautiful and a lot of thought went into the design of each one to allow us to experience a variety of landscapes. Thank you for a fantastic trip across the Pyrenees!"},{"GuestNames":"Mary Jean K.","GuestLocation":"Loudonville, NY","GuestReview":"The Pyrenees are imposing, beautiful, inspiring, and a total wonder. I loved the hikes and deeply appreciated the talents of the Trip Leaders."},{"GuestNames":"Pamela G.","GuestLocation":"Omaha, NE","GuestReview":"This was a greatly rewarding trip, full of visual, sensory, and gastronomic delights."},{"GuestNames":"Ray C.","GuestLocation":"Essex, CT","GuestReview":"Not only was the natural beauty of the Pyrenees mesmerizing, but the camaraderie among the guests and leaders alike was fantastic. Simply put this is the best group trip I have ever taken."},{"GuestNames":"Richard P.","GuestLocation":"Washington, DC","GuestReview":"This was an excellent trip in a very beautiful area of Europe&#8212;and with excellent trip leaders. 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If you have questions about the level of comfort or any of the activities described in this itinerary, please call Wilderness Travel at 1-800-368-2794 or email us at <a href=\"mailto:\/\/info@wildernesstravel.com\">info@wildernesstravel.com<\/a>.<\/p>","System_References":"<p>We&rsquo;d be happy to put you in touch with a past client that has traveled with us on this trip.<\/p>","System_Visit_Our_Website":"<p>At <a href=\"https:\/\/www.wildernesstravel.com\/\">saito8.com<\/a>, you can book your trip online or find out about added departures, last-minute deals, and one-time Limited Edition adventures that aren&rsquo;t listed in our catalog. 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If you see a Limited Edition trip scheduled for this year, now is the time to sign up, as spaces fill very early and the trip may not be back for a while! Planned daily activities and actual timings may vary due to local conditions or the discretion of your Trip Leader&mdash;it is important to bring your spirit of adventure for these special exploratory journeys!","System_Social_Media":"<!-- Generated by XStandard version 3.0.0.0 on 2023-03-29T11:33:43 --><p><strong>SOCIAL MEDIA:<\/strong> We invite you to share your adventure with us on social media. Tag @wildernesstravel and we may even feature your content on our pages!<\/p>","System_If_You_Miss_Your_Flight":"<p><strong>IF YOU MISS YOUR FLIGHT<\/strong><br>If you miss your flight or are otherwise delayed, contact our Wilderness Travel office, as well as our local partners, with your new flight information. 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If you have not purchased Travelex insurance already, you have the option to do so up to 24 hours prior to your departure.<\/p>","System_Covid-19_Travel_Requirements":"<!-- Generated by XStandard version 3.0.0.0 on 2023-04-19T13:27:44 --><p><strong>COVID-19 TRAVEL REQUIREMENTS:<\/strong> Please double-check COVID-19 entry requirements for any countries you may be traveling to or transiting through, on this website: <a href=\"apply.joinsherpa.com\/travel-restrictions\">apply.joinsherpa.com\/travel-restrictions<\/a><\/p>","System_Pre-Trip_Safety":"<!-- Generated by XStandard version 3.0.0.0 on 2023-03-29T11:37:06 --><p><strong>PRE-TRIP SAFETY:<\/strong> In the next weeks, we encourage you to do everything possible to stay healthy. 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Most digital cameras and phones have good video options, but you may want to consider a GoPro for a lightweight, waterproof option. Always practice ahead of time with new equipment and bring your manual with you. You may want to consider renting camera equipment for your trip from places such as <a href=\"https:\/\/www.borrowlenses.com\/\">borrowlenses.com<\/a>. This is an especially good idea for renting large zoom lenses that you may need for just one trip. Adding their extra insurance fee to cover expensive equipment is recommended. <br><strong><br>Camera Accessories<\/strong><br>We recommend bringing at least two large capacity memory cards or a small digital storage unit (or tablet) to back up your photos, freeing space on your memory cards. Don't forget to bring a battery charger and a backup battery so one is always charged and ready to use. For trips where you may be away from power sources for multiple days, consider looking into a solar-powered battery charger or buying additional backup batteries, and check that you have the appropriate adapter for the electrical outlets in your destination.<br><strong><br>Sharing Your Images<\/strong><br>We would love for you to share photos from your trip, and with your permission, may even use your photos in our marketing materials or on our photo blog. We request that you send us a small sample of your best images. Please email your photos to wtphotoblog@gmail.com or tag us @WildernessTravel on social media.<br><strong><br>Photography Etiquette<\/strong><br>When taking pictures of local people, be aware of cultural considerations. Approaching people with a warm smile and using polite gestures or simple phrases to ask permission to photograph them usually works well. It is always recommended to engage people in conversation before asking to photograph them, but if people do not wish to have their photo taken, please honor their requests. We urge travelers to avoid giving money in exchange for photo opportunities, which makes it harder for future travelers to have a meaningful personal interaction with local people. Please always heed your Trip Leader's guidelines for what is appropriate. ","System_Gear_Store":"To help you prepare for your next WT adventure, we've put together a great collection of top brands including Patagonia, Outdoor Research, Eagle Creek, and more at our WT Gear Store (<a href=\"https:\/\/wildernesstravel.newheadings.com\/\">wildernesstravel.newheadings.com<\/a>).","System_Questions?":"<p>Our Area Specialists are your single point of contact and would be happy to answer any questions about your trip!<br>800.368.2794 | 510.558.2488<\/p>","System_Pricing_Detail-Small_Group_Adventure":" <br><br>To offer the lowest possible cost, our trips are priced according to the number of participants on the trip. All costs are per person, based on double occupancy. If you wish to have a single room, you must pay the single supplement fee. 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While many travelers choose to book this tour as is, our Area Specialists are also happy to work with you to customize this Private Journey to suit your specific interests and style of travel. We can arrange for longer or shorter stays, offer hotel upgrades (see below for sample costs), or add an extension to additional places of interest. We can even add special activities or customize excursions depending on your interests. We invite you to contact us to discuss your options!<\/p>","System_Signing_up_for_a_Trip":"<!-- Generated by XStandard version 3.0.0.0 on 2023-03-29T11:44:42 --><p>Early reservations are recommended since accommodations often sell out far in advance. Please call 1-800-368-2794 and ask for our [Africa Manager] or email us at [africa@ wildernesstravel.com] with any questions that you may have about this trip. To reserve your Private Journey, we will need to know your preferred dates of travel. We will then check availability and send you a proposed itinerary with exact pricing for your adventure. We can typically hold a provisional booking for one week. At that time, we must collect your initial deposit or accommodations will be released. We accept Visa, Mastercard, or American Express card. Upon receipt of your deposit, we will send you a Welcome Packet that includes a letter of confirmation, Detailed Itinerary, Trip Application, Medical Form, and Pre-Departure Information Booklet with information to help you prepare for your adventure. Please see our Cancellations and Transfer Fee Schedule for specific payment information.<\/p>","System_Trip_Leaders":"<p>Wilderness Travel Trip Leaders have a passion and a joy for creating an unforgettable journey. We are extremely proud of them and the incredible travel experiences they make possible. 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